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January 23, 2013 11:27:55 AM

Hello,

Here are the parts I was thinking of buying, any help will be much appreciated :) 


Board: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

Graphics card: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

Power Supply: APEVIA JAVA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

Harddrive: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

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January 23, 2013 12:17:35 PM

This is one of the best gaming rig for next 3years.you are good to go.
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January 23, 2013 12:43:25 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 23, 2013 12:51:05 PM

If you can then get MSI Lightning GTX680, Its overclocks High.

It will be Better than Evga
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January 23, 2013 1:03:08 PM

Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD along with Z77 overclocking capabilities.
This is one powerful gaming rig.

This is on my wishlist!
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January 23, 2013 1:11:04 PM

If it is for gaming you have gone overboard on the CPU and the MOBO, you could save tons of money there, I would stick it into the PSU cause Apevia is not known to be a quality brand. Also 2133mhz RAM is not going to provide much improvement in gaming and is quite expensive.
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January 23, 2013 2:02:28 PM

What's the monitor?
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January 23, 2013 2:50:02 PM

Thanks for all the feedback :D  I haven't gotten the monitor yet, what monitor would take full advantage of the build?
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January 23, 2013 2:54:26 PM

Exactly what Chugot said. 3570K, $150 mobo, 8GB 1600MHz RAM, 670 GTX, Evo (low end) or DH-14 (high end) CPU cooler, and a Corsair/Seasonic/XFX power supply.

Unless you are OK with spending a lot more for little return. If so, then just get a better PSU :) 
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January 23, 2013 2:54:27 PM

Also, have I gone overboard with the overclocking capabilities? I am not really looking to overclock and am trying to instead make a good base rig.
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January 23, 2013 3:15:55 PM

Lonewolven said:
Also, have I gone overboard with the overclocking capabilities? I am not really looking to overclock and am trying to instead make a good base rig.

You did go big on your setup. If you don't want to overclock you should bring your build cost down considerably.
You don't need to spend a lot of money to get performance. This is a lesson many people never learn. They buy
a i7/Sabertooth/680 and they barely even game or edit photos. Point is, spending money will not give you the best
build. You should put money into what you see = the monitor.
Just a suggestion:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 23, 2013 4:25:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z9Ao
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z9Ao/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z9Ao/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1161.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 13:25 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 4:31:31 PM

Of note:

Newegg for the next 24 hrs: Corsair TX 750 watt $59.99 With Promo Code: EMCYTZT2832

Good Luck


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January 23, 2013 5:52:44 PM

odiervr said:
Of note:

Newegg for the next 24 hrs: Corsair TX 750 watt $59.99 With Promo Code: EMCYTZT2832

Good Luck


Wow thats a great price, I was hoping more for a modular power supply and I am sticking with Corsair instead of that silly power supply I mentioned before. Would this be the better power supply to get regardless of it not being modular? Thanks :) 
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January 23, 2013 6:28:40 PM

Think it's $69.99 after $20 MIR but still a great deal. Non-modular is a pain in the arse but the 400R (if you choose that) has routing holes. After the initial install, it's not a big deal. Just feed ALL the cables thru the hole, run the ones you need back out closest to what they connect to, and zip tie the others hidden behind the mobo.
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January 23, 2013 6:29:51 PM

whats ur max budget and country of origin?

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January 23, 2013 6:40:47 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur max budget and country of origin?


1500$ and U.S Why? X3
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January 23, 2013 6:47:56 PM

because i pick parts depending in what country u reside from.

do u require monitor+windows+keyz+mousse?

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January 23, 2013 7:18:05 PM

iceclock said:
because i pick parts depending in what country u reside from.

do u require monitor+windows+keyz+mousse?


All of the above.
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January 23, 2013 8:01:01 PM

country of origin?

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January 23, 2013 8:34:14 PM

iceclock said:
country of origin?


U.S
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January 23, 2013 8:45:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zceu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zceu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zceu/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: SteelSeries Zboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($42.89 @ Amazon)
Other: 3570k 224$ ($224.00)
Total: $1457.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:45 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1496.74
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $10.98
Total: $1457.72

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January 23, 2013 8:47:35 PM

Here you go. Depending on how much you want to overclock, you could go with the 212 EVO cooler for moderate OC. The 670 OC is a better choice on GPU as it can reach similar specs of the 680 for much less. The case is really up to you, I just like the 300R.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $1481.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 17:45 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 8:54:27 PM

the 670 isnt bad, but the 7950 overclocked hits 7970 levels and somethimes further.

and 7970 fasts a 680 ;) 

but we, also u chose only 650 watts, for a sli or crossfire kind of low,

750 id recommand as a minimum.



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January 23, 2013 9:08:49 PM

Best answer selected by Lonewolven.
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January 23, 2013 9:08:53 PM

iceclock said:
the 670 isnt bad, but the 7950 overclocked hits 7970 levels and somethimes further.

and 7970 fasts a 680 ;) 

but we, also u chose only 650 watts, for a sli or crossfire kind of low,

750 id recommand as a minimum.


Yeah, just made it without an SLI/Crossfire in the future. I do like the 7950 for the price. I shall take that advice iceclock.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601P2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($36.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $1400.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 18:08 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 9:09:01 PM

Thank you everyone for your advice. I saved a few hundred dollars without much, if any, loss in performance.
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